Josh Halliday reports:
Hacking of Facebook accounts to scam people out of money has become a “major issue” for the social networking site, its head of European public policy, Lord Richard Allan, has told the Guardian.
As a result the site is implementing new ways of detecting when its users’ accounts have been hacked, and is adding warnings if it is accessed from unusual locations or by different methods than usual.
Allan said that hacking was a problem that would be countered by sophisticated methods of tracking unusual user behaviour.
Read more in the Guardian.
Of course, the recent hacking of the Facebook account of the secretary general of INTERPOL is purely coincidental to any enhanced motivation Facebook might have to deal with this issue.